Lets face it, fitness and healthy eating are not something most people give much thought to when traveling. Either you're in a new plce and are eager to taste eat as much of the unique food as you can, want to party until the sun comes up and sleep all day, or maybe you're traveling for business and you live out of hotels the majority of the year.
Here are some tips to keep active and how it could make for a better travel experience.
Workout at the local gym.
If you have time, check out the local gym. Many gyms offer a free trial or a one tday use rate. This is a great way to charge up your endorphins and even better, a great way to meet local men. Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone, let them know you are from out of town and see if they have any advice to offer on the gay scene in the area and better yet, if they would be up to giving you a personal tour.
Go for a run!
One of the best ways to experience a new place is to go for a run and check out some sights. It's one of my favorite ways to experience a destination I have never visited before. For example: on my first trip to Washington, D.C. I ran through the national mall and purposfully got lost to find new trails. I found myself running along the water away from all the tourists and captured one of the most beautiful scenes of the nations capital while the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, it was incredible.
Get creative and squeeze in activity whenever you can. For example:
Check out local parks and trails. Ask the hotel staff about safe routes for walking or running.
Use the halls. Walk up and down the hotel halls — or, if possible, to one of your meetings. Skip the elevator or escalator and take the stairs.
Get wet. Swim laps in the hotel pool.
Skip rope. Use a jump-rope in the hotel's fitness room or at the edge of the parking area.
Do jumping jacks. Try a few sets right in your room.
Try aerobics. Play an exercise video or DVD.
Use resistance tubing. These stretchy tubes offer weight-like resistance when you pull on them. You can use resistance tubing in your travel workout to build strength in nearly any muscle group.
Take advantage of your own body weight. Try pushups, abdominal crunches and leg squats.
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